|Model Number||MDL02/3 R|
|Product Dimensions||9.2 x 20 x 9.2 cm; 603 Grams|
|Item Weight||603 g|
Alessi Pulcina Espresso coffee maker in cast aluminium. Handle and knob in PA, red, 3 Cups
|Price:||+ $15.51 Delivery|
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|Item weight||1.33 Pounds|
About this item
- Designer: Michele De Lucchi
- In aluminium
- Handle and knob in PA, red
- Dimension: 23.00x12.50x12.50 cm - cl 15
- 3 cups
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The espresso coffee maker Pulcina, designed by Michele de Lucchi is is the product of intense research into the optimisation of the shape of the coffee pot in order to improve and enhance the organoleptic properties of coffee. Thanks to the internal shape of its special heater, Pulcina automatically stops filtering the coffee at the right moment. This interruption helps to eliminate the eruption phase, the final filtering stage that generates a burnt and bitter aftertaste, ensuring that only the finest qualities of the coffee are preserved and enhancing its full-bodied and rounded aroma. The spout is quite pronounced. Its typical 'V' shape, reminiscent of a baby chick's beak, is specially designed to perfectly cut drops when pouring. Practical and functional, making coffee with the Pulcina is just like making it with a traditional coffee pot.
1 x Espresso coffee maker
From the manufacturer
Founded in 1921 as a 'Workshop for the processing of brass and nickel silver sheet metal, with foundry', Alessi has always stood out for the high quality of its products. In almost a century of history, the company has gradually evolved to become one of the leading 'Factories of Italian design', capable of applying its expertise and excellence in design management to many different product types. Open to change and international development, Alessi at the same time has a strong bond with the traditions and cultural background of its area and continues to be synonymous with handcrafted objects produced with the help of machines.
Alessi’s mission is to translate its quest for the most advanced cultural, aesthetic, design and functional quality into industrial production. Designer products are the result of the constant reconciliation of art and industry, of the 'Immensity of Creative Potential' and the needs of the market. The company is committed to work constantly onto a boundary line, in balance between the most advanced expressions of the international creativity and the desires of the general public. Alessi has been described as a 'Dream Factory', which uses its products to make people’s dreams come true, providing them with the Art and Poetry that they seek.
Michele De Lucchi
Born in Ferrara in 1951, Michele De Lucchi graduated with a degree in architecture in Florence. Among the favourite students of Ettore Sottsass, during the period of radical architecture, he became a leading figure on the Alchymia and Memphis movements.
He was responsible for design at Olivetti from 1992 to 2002 and developed experimental projects for Compaq Computers, Philips, Siemens and Vitra, indicating a strong interest in design for work environments.
His professional activity is today divided between architecture (both private and public), design, technology and craftsmanship. It is reflection on craftsmanship and manual production which has in fact guided most of his research in the last 20 years.
To obtain the finest coffee
Arising out of the partnership between Michele de Lucchi and two historic Italian companies, Alessi and illy, the 'Pulcina' moka coffee maker contains a small but revolutionary innovation. Thanks to the special design of its boiler, it stops filtering the coffee at the right moment and thus eliminates the 'eruption phase' - the final filtering stage that can generate a burnt aftertaste – thus enhancing its full-bodied and rounded aroma. The 'V' shaped spout, reminiscent of a baby chick’s beak, perfectly cuts the drops of coffee.
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The down side is it's capacity is small, mainly because the midriff is very narrow. One annoying feature is when you are washing it the lid keeps falling loosely onto one's hand while being washed.
A better construction would have the lid hinge more firm so while it is being washed it does not slam down on the body of the machine.
By John Wilson on 31 August 2019
By Dr. Jeannette Kavanagh on 26 December 2020
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No issue with cleaning, instructions are very clear on how to and how not to treat this product. Very easy to clean. Just don't stick it in the dishwasher-its aluminium.
Update: Setting 7 on the Wilfa Uniform and 14g seems to be the sweet spot for my taste.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 9 September 2019
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 December 2019
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 March 2021